Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Mainline Alternative Route in Nebraska, 36659-36660 [2018-16241]

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Notice is hereby given that any interested person may submit written comments on this transaction within fifteen days of the date of this publication to the Associate Administrator, Office of Investment and Innovation, U.S. Small Business Frm 00147 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Mainline Alternative Route in Nebraska Notice of availability; solicitation of comments. ACTION: Argosy Investment Partners V, L.P.; Notice Seeking Exemption Under the Small Business Investment Act, Conflicts of Interest PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF STATE The U.S. Department of State (Department) announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Mainline Alternative Route in Nebraska for public review and comment. The Draft EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Keystone XL Mainline Alternative Route —consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969— in support of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) review of TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P.’s (TransCanada) application for a right-ofway. DATES: The public comment period ends on August 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted at https:// www.regulations.gov by entering the title of this Notice or Docket Number: DOS–2018–0031 into the search field, and then following the prompts. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Draft EA, along with detailed records on the proposed project and general information about the Presidential permit process, are available at: https:// keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov. Marko Velikonja, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, (202) 647–4828, VelikonjaMG@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 26, 2017, TransCanada resubmitted its Presidential permit application for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. On March 23, 2017, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs determined that issuance of a Presidential permit to TransCanada to construct, connect, operate, and maintain at the border of the United States pipeline facilities to transport crude oil from Canada to the United States would serve the national interest. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 36660 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 146 / Monday, July 30, 2018 / Notices Accordingly, the Under Secretary issued a Presidential permit to TransCanada for the Keystone XL pipeline. Later, on November 20, 2017, the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved the Mainline Alternative Route for that pipeline in the State of Nebraska. TransCanada’s application to BLM for a right-of-way remains pending with that agency. The Department invites members of the public, government agencies, tribal governments, and all other interested parties to comment on the Draft EA for the proposed Keystone XL Mainline Alternative Route during the 30-day public comment period. Comments provided by agencies and organizations should list a designated contact person. All comments received during the public comment period may be publicized. Comments will be neither private nor edited to remove either identifying or contact information. Commenters should omit information that they do not want disclosed. Any party who will either solicit or aggregate other people’s comments should convey this cautionary message. Robert D. Wing, Acting Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues. 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DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jake Troutman, (202) 683–7788, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC. Lirio Liu, Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2018–0182. Petitioner: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: §§ 61.23(a) & (c); 61.101(e)(4) & (5); 61.113(a) & (b); 91.105; 91.107; 91.121; 91.151; 137.19(b), (c) & (e)(2)(ii), (iii), & (iv); 137.31(b); 137.41(c); and 137.42. Description of Relief Sought: The petitioner is requesting relief to operate their FAZER R unmanned aircraft system, in concert with type certification, in order to provide commercial agricultural-related services in the United States. The FAZER R is a rotorcraft, spanning 9 feet, 1 inch long, and 3 feet, 6 inches tall, with an empty PO 00000 Frm 00148 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 weight of 138.5 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 105.5 pounds. A trained pilot in command and visual observer, maintaining visual line-ofsight, would conduct the proposed operation. [FR Doc. 2018–16258 Filed 7–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. 2018–23] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Eagle Mountain City Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. SUMMARY: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before August 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2018–0173 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 146 (Monday, July 30, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36659-36660]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-16241]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10479]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment for 
the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Mainline Alternative Route in 
Nebraska

ACTION: Notice of availability; solicitation of comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of State (Department) announces the 
availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) for the 
Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Mainline Alternative Route in Nebraska 
for public review and comment. The Draft EA evaluates the potential 
environmental impacts of the proposed Keystone XL Mainline Alternative 
Route --consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969-- 
in support of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) review of 
TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P.'s (TransCanada) application for a 
right-of-way.

DATES: The public comment period ends on August 29, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted at https://www.regulations.gov by 
entering the title of this Notice or Docket Number: DOS-2018-0031 into 
the search field, and then following the prompts.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Draft EA, along with detailed 
records on the proposed project and general information about the 
Presidential permit process, are available at: https://keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov.
    Marko Velikonja, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary 
Issues, (202) 647-4828, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 26, 2017, TransCanada resubmitted 
its Presidential permit application for the proposed Keystone XL 
pipeline. On March 23, 2017, the Under Secretary of State for Political 
Affairs determined that issuance of a Presidential permit to 
TransCanada to construct, connect, operate, and maintain at the border 
of the United States pipeline facilities to transport crude oil from 
Canada to the United States would serve the national interest.

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Accordingly, the Under Secretary issued a Presidential permit to 
TransCanada for the Keystone XL pipeline. Later, on November 20, 2017, 
the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved the Mainline 
Alternative Route for that pipeline in the State of Nebraska. 
TransCanada's application to BLM for a right-of-way remains pending 
with that agency.
    The Department invites members of the public, government agencies, 
tribal governments, and all other interested parties to comment on the 
Draft EA for the proposed Keystone XL Mainline Alternative Route during 
the 30-day public comment period. Comments provided by agencies and 
organizations should list a designated contact person. All comments 
received during the public comment period may be publicized. Comments 
will be neither private nor edited to remove either identifying or 
contact information. Commenters should omit information that they do 
not want disclosed. Any party who will either solicit or aggregate 
other people's comments should convey this cautionary message.

Robert D. Wing,
Acting Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary 
Issues.
[FR Doc. 2018-16241 Filed 7-27-18; 8:45 am]
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